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Denmark chooses a new light machine gun for the armed forces

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The army structures of Denmark are now conducting tests of modern hand-guns, one of which will replace the outdated M / 62.


As a result of comprehensive tests of many modern machine guns, Danish army specialists opted for the American M60 6 generation and the new German HK121.

М60 (the official designation is Machine gun, 7.62 mm, M60) is an American single machine gun developed in the post-war years and adopted by the Army and Marine Corps in the 1957 year. For the design flaws and appearance got the nickname "Pig"

Denmark chooses a new light machine gun for the armed forces


HK121 (MG-5) - German single machine gun, chambered for 7,62 × 51 mm NATO, manufactured by Heckler & Koch. Designed to defeat enemy manpower, fire and vehicles, air targets.



The machine gun should go to the Armed Forces of the Bundeswehr to replace the outdated single machine gun MG-3.



















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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 28 October 2013 08: 07
    +1
    In addition to the combat capabilities of the machine gun, there are also kickbacks - who will offer Germans or Americans more to the Danes?
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 28 October 2013 09: 10
      +1
      In addition to the kickbacks, there is still the unpleasant face of Uncle Sam ... And the team - Take! laughing
  2. Alikovo
    Alikovo 28 October 2013 08: 11
    +2
    probably a German machine gun will be chosen.
  3. Hudo
    Hudo 28 October 2013 08: 17
    +1
    If the clown hats of the new Shmindosovsky specimen are also supplied with the 60th generation M 6 machine gun, the Danish general people will undoubtedly peck at this thing.
  4. makarov
    makarov 28 October 2013 08: 18
    0
    Clever people from Wikipedia say that ".. In terms of design, it was basically a hybrid of two systems of German development during the Second World War - an FG 42 automatic rifle (automatic reloading with a gas engine) and an MG 42 machine gun .."
    This infa was known to me even earlier, therefore I think that in all respects the German Hekler will prevail. It is undeniable that the Germans have long been famous as excellent mechanics.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 28 October 2013 08: 28
      +1
      quote-M60 (the official designation is Machine gun, 7.62 mm, M60) is an American single machine gun developed in the post-war years and adopted by the Army and Marine Corps in the 1957 year.


      quote-HK121 (MG-5) - German single machine gun, chambered for 7,62 × 51 mm NATO, manufactured by Heckler & Koch. Designed to engage enemy manpower, fire and vehicles, air targets.
    2. Akim
      Akim 28 October 2013 08: 37
      +1
      Quote: makarov
      Clever people from Wikipedia say that ".. From the point of view of design, it was basically a hybrid of two systems of German development during the Second World War - an FG 42 automatic rifle (automatic reloading with a gas engine) and an MG 42 machine gun ..

      Comparing the original M60 with M60E4 is probably the same as comparing M16 with M16A4.
  5. andr1966a
    andr1966a 28 October 2013 08: 35
    +1
    Looks interesting, would shoot
  6. HAM
    HAM 28 October 2013 08: 53
    0
    Such clean, beautiful machine guns, and if in a puddle, in the sand, in the mud?
    1. Serg 122
      Serg 122 28 October 2013 09: 12
      0
      There they and AMBA! PKK is a thing!
      1. Hon
        Hon 28 October 2013 10: 49
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        Quote: Serg 122
        There they and AMBA! PKK is a thing!

        Here is the PKK
        do not confuse with a PC
        1. Basarev
          Basarev 25 January 2014 11: 55
          0
          There is also RMB and Pecheneg!
  7. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 28 October 2013 09: 01
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    In Denmark, a new M60E6 was introduced for testing. According to the manufacturer, the reliability of E6 compared to older versions increased by 30%. But this is on paper, and how interesting is the situation with reliability in reality? It is still interesting whether the Hecklers keep the mark or again there will be misunderstandings, as was the case with the praised G36, which, due to a poor trunk after shooting several stores, is spread (100 meters) from half a meter or more.
  8. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 28 October 2013 10: 52
    0
    These machine guns should not be compared with the PKK, but with the PKM and Pecheneg. Pecheneg is clearly preferable.
  9. GastaClaus69
    GastaClaus69 28 October 2013 11: 44
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    Damn, when I just saw what kind of machine guns were left I wanted to laugh !!
    Well, German, but the M60 high is at least 46 modifications, as it was, it remained a heavy piece of g.vna! Its reliability cost American soldiers dearly. It will be just tin if it is the M60 that replaces the MG-3 (machine gun legend). Why not take the same Belgian, his half of the world is being used and not complaining, the same Americans (M240)! RMB under the auspices of NATO (it is clear that he will not be allowed to compete for political reasons) would be much better!
  10. vomag
    vomag 28 October 2013 12: 04
    +1
    And it’s not that the Americans themselves indulge with Belgian machine guns FN MAG (Belgium) / M240 (USA) and (they didn’t take the m60 into service) A-HK121 (MG-5) came out a bit damp from the Germans, although they made from the same FN ( there is a suspicion that something is amiss in the Danish kingdom!) to see Serdyukov in Denmark they fused to the noise, well, he and let's create a good reasonable eternal ........
    1. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 28 October 2013 12: 18
      +1
      Quote: vomag
      And it's not that the Americans themselves indulge in Belgian machine guns FN MAG

      And for more than a dozen years.

      The M60 is in the arsenal of the Americans, they just use it in parts of the second and even the third line, in general, where it is not necessary to shoot from it. They are still kept in the Marine Corps, but rather out of nostalgia than real because they are good.
  11. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 28 October 2013 12: 36
    +1
    Quote: GastaClaus69
    The M60 is in the arsenal of the Americans, they just use it in parts of the second and even the third line, in general, where it is not necessary to shoot from it. They are still kept in the Marine Corps, but rather out of nostalgia than real because they are good.

    The notorious seals also had M60, only old modifications, if I am not mistaken, it seems E3. The relatively new E4 was used by the Marines in Iraq and, according to the manufacturer, the feedback from the Marines was positive, but for some reason the official report of the "run-in" is not advertised. I don’t know how it is now, but until recently there was no order for E4, orders are received only for spare parts for the old M60 still in service.
    1. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 28 October 2013 13: 14
      +1
      [quote = MRomanovich] The notorious seals also had M60 [/ quote]
      They had Stoner 63, which they just didn’t have.

      [quote = MRomanovich] The relatively new E4 was used by the marines in Iraq and, according to the manufacturer, the marines' responses were positive.
      What is it, but the Americans have gone far in advertising.

      It is simply impossible to create a normal single machine gun for a rifle caliber based on an automatic rifle (FG-42) which was created for paratroopers, while the rifle itself was not particularly reliable. The automatic rifle itself had problems with precision in automatic mode. In general, to develop a machine gun on this basis is the height of engineering !!!
  12. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 28 October 2013 13: 03
    +1
    Quote: MRomanovich
    Relatively New E4 Used by Marines in Iraq

    I almost forgot, the army team from 101 air-demant division also ran around the E4 in Iraq and again the same positive reviews and again from the words of the manufacturer’s representatives.
    1. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 28 October 2013 13: 44
      +1
      I remember watching the Discovery channel, and there they praised Stryker and the remotely controlled module with .50 Browning, because he simply has phenomenal firepower !! fool Mentally, at that moment he listed all the combat modules and came to the conclusion that any of them is superior to the Striker, but the leading and licked military continued to say that Striker was superior to all available APCs in the world).
      Advertising is good, only the soldier is pathetic.
  13. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 28 October 2013 14: 31
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    Quote: GastaClaus69
    I remember watching the Discovery channel, and there they praised Stryker and the remotely controlled module with .50 Browning, because he simply has phenomenal firepower !!

    In Western programs, all their weapons, regardless of caliber, have "phenomenal", "amazing", "incredible" firepower, and American designs are necessarily "the best in the world." And I agree that all their weapons (military) TV programs are sheer advertising. In one of the issues "Weapons of the Future", the presenter boldly declares that experts have not yet determined which is better: AK or M16. It's a strange thing, the whole world has determined, but unknown experts allegedly not.
  14. Leshka
    Leshka 28 October 2013 15: 38
    -1
    let our PCs buy